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Kahului woman testifies she was ‘scared for my life’ during assault

WAILUKU — A woman testified she was “scared for my life” when a man sexually grabbed her, then began punching her in the face near a tree in a grassy field along Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului. “I couldn’t believe it was happening,” the woman said Monday during a preliminary hearing ...

Council offices open for live public testimony

The Maui News Six Maui County Council offices are open to obtain information about pending legislation or upcoming meetings or to provide live testimony at a council or committee meeting, Council Member Kelly Takaya King announced Thursday. Residents can access the council’s offices ...

Fire burns half-acre near Piihana Road

A fire spread by strong trade winds burned about a half-acre of brush before being contained Tuesday afternoon in the Piihana Road area of Wailuku, the Maui Fire Department reported. Firefighters on the ground were supported by the department’s Air One helicopter making water drops in less ...

Snorkeler drowns in Kaanapali

A 45-year-old California man died in a drowning while snorkeling Monday afternoon at Puu Kekaa in Kaanapali, the Maui Fire Department reported. Firefighters responding to a 5:14 p.m. call found the man on the rocks with bystanders who reported finding him facedown in the water on the north ...

Updated website launched for Wailuku

An updated WailukuLive .com website has been launched to expand community engagement, support local businesses and celebrate Wailuku’s “distinctive sense of place, history and culture,” according to a news release from the county. The site launched by the county’s Department of ...

Court interpreter workshops to resume

The state Judiciary is resuming court interpreter orientation workshops statewide in July after putting them on hold during the pandemic. Attending a workshop is a requirement to become a court interpreter for those who speak English and another language. A two-day workshop will be held July ...